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February 2016: Maylis RAPHAEL received the “Prix pour les Jeunes Chercheurs” award from the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation.
 
  Fondation Bettencourt Schueller Awardees

 

December 24th, 2015: Publication in Cell Reports : Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB uncover the number and clonal dynamics of cardiac progenitors during heart morphogenesis.
 
 

Chabab S, Lescroart F, Rulands S, Mathiah N, Simons BD and Blanpain C.
Uncovering the number and clonal dynamics of Mesp1 progenitors during heart morphogenesis.
Cell Reports 2016 Jan 5;14(1):1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.12.013. Epub 2015 Dec 24.
PubMed | PDF

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB uncover the number and clonal dynamics of cardiac progenitors during heart morphogenesis.” ULB Press Release December 17th 2015.
  - “Walloon Excellence in Life science and Biotechnology (WELBIO)” January 6th 2015
 
  - “La Recherche Nr.508” February 2016
   

 

November 30th 2015: Pr. Cédric Blanpain received from his Majesty the King Philippe the prestigious prize “Prix Quinquennal, - Prix Joseph Maisin”.
  Press Highlights:
 
  - “www.prixquinquennaux.be”
 
  - “Diplomatie.gouv.fr” Ministère des Affaires étrangères françaises, July 10th 2015
 
  - “DailyScience.be” July 2015
 
  - “RTL.be” July 2015
 
  - “FNRS.be” December 2015
 
  - “L'Echo” November 30th 2015
 
  - “Walloon Excellence in Life science and Biotechnology (WELBIO)” December 3rd 2015
   
November 23rd, 2015: Publication in Nature Cell Biology : researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB show the causal link between aneuploidy and cancer.
 
 

Sercin O., Larsimont J.C., Karambelas A.E., Marthiens V., Moers V., Boeckx B., e Mercier M., Lambrechts D., Basto R., Blanpain C.
Nature Cell Biology, 2016 Jan;18(1):100-10. doi: 10.1038/ncb3270. Epub 2015 Nov 23.
PubMed | PDF

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB show the causal link between aneuploidy and cancer.” ULB Press Release November 2nd 2015.
  - “Walloon Excellence in Life science and Biotechnology (WELBIO)” December 3rd 2015
 
  - “Ministère des Affaires étrangères françaises” November 26th 2015
   

 

October 2015: Pr. Cedric Blanpain was elected Member of the Academie Royale de Médecine de Belgique

 

August 13th 2015: Publication in Nature: researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify the cells at the origin of breast cancers.
 
 

Van Keymeulen A, Lee M.Y., Ousset M, Rorive S, Brohée S, Wuidart A, Bouvencourt G, Giraddi R, Dubois C, Salmon I, Sotiriou C, Phillips W.A., Blanpain C.
Reactivation of multipotency by oncogenic PIK3CA induces breast tumor heterogeneity.
Nature 2015  Sep 3;525(7567):119-23. doi: 10.1038/nature14665. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
PubMed | PDF

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify the cells at the origin of breast cancers.” ULB Press Release August 31st 2015.
  - “Arnaud Ruyssen Interview in RTBF Matin première “Acteur en Direct” , August 14th 2015
 
  - “Une équipe de chercheurs de l’université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) a identifié «la clé» de cancer du sein très agressif.” Laurence Dardenne Interview in L'Avenir, August 14th 2015
 
  - “La découverte belge contre le Cancer du sein” Le Soir August 13th 2015
 
  - “RTL-TVI 13h ” August 13th 2015
 
  - “Découverte belge dans la recherché contre le cancer du sein” Télé Bruxelles, August 13th 2015
 
  - “Cancer du sein: des chercheurs de l’ULB identifient une clé prédictive” www.lejournaldumedecin.com
 
  - “Les cancers du sein mieux décryptés grâce à des chercheurs de l'ULB” RTBF August 12th 2015
   

 

August 6th, 2015: Publication in Nature Medicine: Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), KU Leuven and VIB uncover new genetic alterations involved in the development of skin squamous cell carcinoma.
 
 

Nassar D, Latil M, Boeckx B, Lambrechts D, Blanpain C.
Genomic landscape of carcinogen and gentically-induced mouse skin squamous cell carcinoma.
Nat Med. 2015 Aug;21(8):946-54. doi: 10.1038/nm.3878. Epub 2015 Jul 13.
PubMed | PDF

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), KU Leuven and VIB uncover new genetic alterations involved in the development of skin squamous cell carcinoma.” ULB Press Release July 14th 2015.
  - “Walloon Excellence in Life science and BIOtechnology”
   

 

May 2015: Mariaceleste ARAGONA received the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) fellowship award.
 
  HFSP 2015 Awardees

 

April 2015: Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the “Convention d’Excellence” grant from the Fonds Erasme.
 
  Fonds Erasme

 

April 2015: Maylis RAPHAEL obtained a EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Long-term Fellowship

 

March 3rd, 2015: Intervention of Pr. Cédric Blanpain, invited by Ms. Christine Defraigne, president of the Belgian Senate, during a seminar about the future of the scientific research in Belgium
 
  “l’Avenir de la recherche scientifique en Belgique” - www.senate.be

 

March 2015: Portrait of Pr. Cédric Blanpain by Luc Ruidant in "JOURNAL DU MÉDECIN" Nr.2195.
 
  “Initiation et croissance tumorale”

 

March 2015: Portrait of Pr. Cédric Blanpain by Philippe Lambert in "LA RECHERCHE" March 2015.
 
  “Ma demarche scientifique est celle d’un agnostique”

 

February 9th, 2015: Visit of His Majesty King Albert II to IRIBHM (Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Biologie humaine et Moléculaire), Campus Erasme
 
  King Albert II_Blanpain
  RTL-TVI “Place Royale” Report
  ULB Intra Lettre Newsletter
  Monarchie.be Report

 

January 8th, 2015: Publication in Cell Stem Cell : Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB uncover a new mechanism involved in tumour initiation, growth and progression in skin squamous cell carcinoma.
 
 

Beck B, Lapouge G, Rorive S, Drogat B, Desaedelaere K, Delafaille S, Dubois C, Salmon I, Willekens K, Marine JC, Blanpain C.
Different levels of Twist1 regulate skin tumor initiation, stemness, and progression.
Cell Stem Cell. 2015 Jan 8;16(1):67-79. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.12.002.
PubMed | PDF

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB uncover a new mechanism involved in tumour initiation, growth and progression in skin squamous cell carcinoma.” ULB Press Release January 2nd 2014.
  - “Cancer : le role clé d’un gène est révélé” Frédéric Soumois Interview in Le Soir, January 9th 2015
 
  - “Nouveau coin de voile levé sur le cancer” Laurence Dardenne Interview in La Libre, January 9th 2015
 
  - “Walloon Excellence in Life science and BIOtechnology”
   

 

August 24th, 2014: Publication in Nature Cell Biology: Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles defined the early lineage segregation during early mammalian heart development.
Lescroart et al.
 
 

Lescroart F, Chabab S, Lin X, Rulands S, Paulissen C, Rodolosse A, Auer H, Achouri Y, Dubois C, Bondue A, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Early lineage restriction in temporally distinct populations of Mesp1 progenitors during mammalian heart development.
Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Sep;16(9):829-40. doi: 10.1038/ncb3024. Epub 2014 Aug 24.
PubMed | PDF

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Le coeur grandit sur plusieurs souches” Le Soir, August 25th 2014
   

 

June 8th, 2014: Publication in Nature: Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles uncover the molecular mechanisms regulating tumour initiation and cancer stem cells functions in skin squamous cell carcinoma.
Boumhadi et al.
 
  Sox2

Boumahdi S, Driessens G, Lapouge G, Rorive S, Nassar D, Le Mercier M, Delatte B, Caauwe A, Lenglez S, Nkusi E, Brohée S, Salmon I, Dubois C, del Marmol V, Fuks F, Beck B, Blanpain C.
SOX2 controls tumour initiation and cancer stem-cell functions in squamous-cell carcinoma.
Nature. 2014 Jul 10;511(7508):246-50. doi: 10.1038/nature13305. Epub 2014 Jun 8.
PubMed | PDF

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at ULB uncover the molecular mechanisms regulating tumour initiation and cancer stem cells functions in skin squamous cell carcinoma.” ULB Press Release May 2th 2014.
  - “La cause d’un cancer de la peau enfin dévoilée” Le Soir, June 10th 2014
  - “Sox2, a marker for stem-like tumor cells in skin squamous cell carcinoma and hedgehog subgroup medulloblastoma” Becher OJ, Holland EC. EMBO J. 2014 Jul 24. pii: e201489479
  - “Sox2: masterminding the root of cancer” Tam WL, Ng HH. Cancer Cell 2014.
   

 

April 9th, 2014: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain in Le Soir.
 
  “Controverse sur le statut de l’embryon” Le Soir, April 9th 2014

 

November 2013: Mathilde Latil received the “Prix pour les Jeunes Chercheurs” award from the Bettencourt-Schuller Foundation.
 
  “Prix pour les Jeunes Chercheurs” Bettencourt-Schuller Foundation

 

October 2013: Portrait of Pr. Cédric Blanpain for ULB TV.
 
  “Meet Cedric Blanpain, researcher in biology at ULB” ULB TV

 

January 2013: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain in EMBOencounters.
 
  “An insatiable curiosity” EMBOencounters Issue 23 2013
  Interview Podcast

 

December 26th, 2012: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain in Le Soir.
 
  “P53 : La Proteine Anti-Tumeurs” Le Soir, December 26th, 2012

 

December 19th, 2012: Pr. Cédric Blanpain has been choosen by Nature as one of the 10 scientists who mattered in 2012.
 
  “366 days: Nature’s 10, 10 people who mattered this year” Nature, December 19th, 2012
  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Blanpain, un des 'dix qui comptent'” Le Soir,December 21th 2012.
  - “Cédric BLANPAIN, professeur à l'ULB, figure parmi les Nature's 10 qui ont marqué l'année 2012” Bulletins-electroniques.com, January 14th 2013

 

November 25th, 2012: Publication in Nature Cell Biology: Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, uncover the molecular mechanisms leading to basal cell carcinoma initiation.
Kass Youssef et al.
 
  Youseff_NCB_2012

Youssef KK, Lapouge G, Bouvrée K, Rorive S, Brohée S, Appelstein O, Larsimont JC, Sukumaran V, Van de Sande B, Pucci D, Dekoninck S, Berthe JV, Aerts S, Salmon I, del Marmol V, Blanpain C.
Adult interfollicular tumour-initiating cells are reprogrammed into an embryonic hair follicle progenitor-like fate during basal cell carcinoma initiation.
Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Dec;14(12):1282-94. doi: 10.1038/ncb2628. Epub 2012 Nov 25.
PubMed | PDF | PDF (SI)

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, uncover the molecular mechanisms leading to basal cell carcinoma initiation.” ULB Press Release October 22th 2012.
   

 

November 2012: Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the "Liliane Bettencourt Award for life Sciences" 2012.
 
  Liliane Bettencourt Award for life Sciences
  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Cédric Blanpain receives Liliane Bettencourt Prize for his outstanding quality of international publications” win-health.org (the Health blog of Wallonia), February 1st 2013.
  - “wetenschapper in de kijker / Chercheur à la une”

 

November 2012: Fabienne Lescroart received the “Prix pour les Jeunes Chercheurs” award from the Bettencourt-Schuller Foundation.
 
  “Prix pour les Jeunes Chercheurs” Bettencourt-Schuller Foundation

 

November 2012: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain by the Association for International Cancer Research (AICR).
 
  http://www.aicr.org.uk Association for International Cancer Research (AICR)
  AICR Interview Dr Cedric Blanpain, ULB, talks to the Association for International Cancer Research about joining the Scientific Advisory Committee.

 

October 16th, 2012: Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the "Chaire Bauchau" award 2012 by the FONDS ADRIEN BAUCHAU asbl.
 
  Chaire Bauchau FONDS ADRIEN BAUCHAU asbl
  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Chaire Bauchau 2012 au Professeur Cédric Blanpain” Université de Namur Newsletter, September 26th 2012.

 

October 14th, 2012: Publication in Nature Cell Biology: Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify multipotent and unipotent Stem Cells (SCs) that contribute to prostate postnatal development.
Ousset et al.
 
  Ousset_NCB_2012

Ousset M, Van Keymeulen A, Bouvencourt G, Sharma N, Achouri Y, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Multipotent and unipotent progenitors contribute to prostate postnatal development.
Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Oct 14. doi: 10.1038/ncb2600. [Epub ahead of print]
PubMed | PDF

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify multipotent and unipotent Stem Cells (SCs) that contribute to prostate postnatal development.” ULB Press Release October 14th 2012.
   

 

October 11th, 2012: Cancer Stem Cell Course by Pr. Jacques Boniver and Pr. Cédric Blanpain - Collège de Belgique.
 
  Online Course

 

October 1st, 2012: Portrait of Pr. Cédric Blanpain in The Journal of Cell Biology (JCB)
 
  Cédric Blanpain: The stories stem cells tell JCB vol.199 no.1 4-5

 

September 2012: Portrait of Dr. Alexandra Van Keymeulen by the Fondation Belge Contre le Cancer
 
  "La quête de nouveaux medicaments" Fondation Belge Contre le Cancer

 

September 26th, 2012: Portrait of Pr. Cédric Blanpain by the Fondation Belge Contre le Cancer
 
  "Chercheur à la Une - Pr. Cédric Blanpain" www.cancer.be, Fondation Belge Contre le Cancer

 

September 13th, 2012: Pr. Cédric Blanpain is promoted "Officier du Mérite wallon (O.M.W.)" by the Walloon Government
 
  “Les wallons marquants” Connaitrelawallonie.be

 

September 2nd, 2012: Publication in Nature: Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify a new stem cell population in the skin epidermis responsible for tissue repair.
Mascré et al.
 
  Mascre_Nature_2012

Mascré G, Dekoninck S, Drogat B, Youssef KK, Broheé S, Sotiropoulou PA, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Distinct contribution of stem and progenitor cells to epidermal maintenance.
Nature. 2012 Sep 13;489(7415):257-62.
PubMed | PDF | PDF (Supplementary Info)

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify a new stem cell population in the skin epidermis responsible for tissue repair.” ULB Press Release August 25th 2012.
   

 

August 3rd, 2012: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain in Le Soir
 
  “Cancer : nouvel espoir pour des thérapies plus ciblées” Le Soir, August 3rd 2012

 

August 3rd, 2012: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain in Le Soir
 
  “Les cellules souches cancéreuses pistées” Le Soir, August 3rd 2012

 

August 1st, 2012: Publication in Nature: Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB show the existence of cancer stem cells for the first time in vivo.
Driessens et al.
 
  Driessens_Nature_2012

Driessens G, Beck B, Caauwe A, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Defining the mode of tumour growth by clonal analysis.
Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):527-30.
PubMed | PDF | PDF (Supplementary Info) | Preview

  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB show the existence of cancer stem cells for the first time in vivo.” ULB Press Release July 30th 2012.
   

 

May 14th, 2012: Visit of Prime Minister Elio di Rupo to IRIBHM(Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Biologie Humaine et Moléculaire)
 
  “Rencontre avec - Ontmoeting met: Cédric Blanpain” Elio Di Rupo on Flickr
  DiRupo_Blanpain

 

May 9th, 2012: Pr. Cédric Blanpain is elected EMBO member (European Molecular Biology Organization).
 
  “EMBO welcomes 55 leading life scientists as members” EMBO Press Releases 2012

 

May 9th, 2012: Portrait of Pr. Cédric Blanpain in Esprit Libre Magazine (ULB).
 
  “Itinéraire d'un chercheur gâté” Esprit Libre Magazine Feb/Mar 2012(ULB)

 

January 2012: Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the 2012 ISSCR-University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Young Investigator Award for his exceptional achievements as an early-career stem cell researcher.
 
  Cédric Blanpain: ISSCR's Outstanding Young Investigator for 2012 www.isscr.org, International Society of Stem Cell Research.
  Press Highlights:
 
  - “Cédric Blanpain: ISSCR's Outstanding Young Investigator for 2012” Fuchs E., Cell Stem Cell. 2012 Jun 14.
  - “Cédric Blanpain, le chercheur pressé” Investinwallonia.be
  - RTBF TV News Jan 14th 2012 www.rtbf.be
  - RTL-TVI TV News Jan 12th 2012 www.rtl.be
  - “Le chercheur Cédric Blanpain récompensé pour son travail sur les cellules souches” Le Soir, Jan 11th 2012

 

October 11th, 2011: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain in Le Soir.
 
  “Deux cellules souches distinctes pour le sein” Le Soir, October 11th 2011

 

March 22th 2011: Portrait of Pr. Cédric Blanpain in FNRS News.
 
  "Eviter les carcans" FNRS News, March 2011

 

October 11th, 2011: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain in Le Soir.
 
  “Un coeur dans une cellule souche” Le Soir, March 09th 2011

 

February 2011: Pr. Cédric Blanpain become one of the first 15 principal investigator of the Walloon Excellence in Lifesciences and Biotechnology awarded (WELBIO) 2011-2015.
 
  “15 research programmes awarded funding as the outcome of the first call for projects ” welbio.org

 

January 25th, 2011: Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the "Prix Fondation ULB" award 2010.
 
  “Prix Fondation ULB cuvée 2010.” Athena Magazine 267

 

December 2010: Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the ULB Foundation award 2010.
 
  “Deux cellules souches distinctes pour le sein” ULB Foundation award 2010 Speech

 

December 2010: Portrait of Pr. Cédric Blanpain by ERC(European Research Council).
 
  “Brussels scientist close to discovering skin cancer origins”

 

December 9th, 2010: Interview with Pr. Cédric Blanpain in Le Soir.
 
  “Les tumeurs cernées de toutes part à l'ULB” Le Soir, December 9th 2010

 

July 14th, 2010: Pr. Cédric Blanpain is elected Faculty Member of F1000Prime.
 
  “Cédric Blanpain's profile on f1000.com”

 

March 18th 2010: European Workshop on Skin Stem Cells, Cambridge, UK.
 
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Topic: "Stem cells in skin - From morphogenesis to cancer development"
31st of August to 2nd of September 2010 - Sydney Sussex College (Cambridge University)
This workshop organized by Cedric Blanpain (ULB - IRIBHM) and Michaela Frye (University of Cambridge) will cover broad aspects of skin stem cell biology.

 
  [More Information]

 

November 04th, 2009: Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the EMBO Young Investigator award 2009.
 
  EMBO Press Release

 


 
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